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Translational Criminology, Spring 2013

NCJ Number
Transnational Criminology Dated: Spring 2013 Pages: 1-32
Date Published
32 pages
This collection of studies examined how research can be better translated into practice across all realms of criminal justice.
This collection of research examines topics such as youth offending, firearms and crime, community partnerships, police crime prevention efforts, technology, public health and crime, immigration, airport security, and the courts. Articles include: Bridging the Gap between Science and Criminal Justice Policy discusses how science can incorporates rational thinking, an understanding of effectiveness, and objective knowledge to better inform policy. Innovations in Prosecution and Research: Intelligence-Driven Prosecution examines how prosecutors, consistent with their obligations and using research and analytic knowledge, can contribute proactively to long-term crime reduction. Changing the Culture of Uncommitted Patrol Time explores ways to harness officers' uncommitted time and strategically focus it instead on concentrations of high crime and disorder. Translating Research into Practice: Oak Park, Illinois, and the National Police Research Platform provide a brief case study of how one agency was able to translate and use the findings from the National Police Research Platform another article the Role of Research in Controversial Topics: Gun Policy Reform examines ways in which policymakers and the public can consider policy approaches that reduce gun violence. Beyond the Police: Building "Translation Communities" for Evidence-Based Policing in Seattle summarizes the latest criminological research on crime concentrations, best practices in other jurisdictions, and best evidence-based strategies for bringing about positive community change in Seattle's crime and disorder hot spots. Training Law Enforcement on How to Police the Teen Brain: Improving Police-Youth Interactions discusses how police can use the voluminous research and best practices generated by neuroscience, psychology, and criminal justice in their work with youth, and lastly Bridging the Gap between Research and Child Victimization: The Penn State Justice Center for Research discusses the mission and programs of this innovative research center. Additional information includes Evidence-Based Crime Policy Superstars which provides profiles of recognized researchers and other selected publications by CEBCP Team Members.